March 11, 2010

International Relations


I'm supposed to take a small group of my English Language Learning 5th graders into one of the computer labs every morning for a half hour so they can work on a test prep program. I know, I know, but that's not the point of this story.

As they were signing in to the program today, one of them asked, "Why do we have to do this every day?"

I answered that their teachers had requested it, but before I was finished one boy said, "Because we're all Mexicans!"

I didn't know what to say to that. Before I could come up with an appropriate response one girl turned to him and said, "But I'm from Peru!"